I just want to write a quick non-running-or-food post to announce that I’ve achieved one of my life goals this weekend: I wrote something that’s in the New York Times. It’s about my mom. Or her clothes. Really, it’s about me.
I took a couple days off from running because the inside of my right knee was bugging me. Nothing debilitating; just playing it safe. I’ve been doing a lot of extra stretching at work, a place where I sit at a desk for most of the day’s 8 or 9 hours. Some days the only time I get up to walk is to pee (which I do in the bathroom, not while I walk).
It’s been unseasonably warm ’round these parts, so what better time to post a good old chili recipe, am I right?! I love chili, and while I enjoy the recipe I’ve made for years, as soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to try it.
This one is called Buffalo Chickpea Chili and is courtesy of one of my favorite food bloggers, Chocolate Covered Katie. Lest you think this chili has chocolate, it does not. Only some of Katie’s creations are chocolate covered.
It was 49 degrees and foggy this morning, but I did it: I ran in my first sleeveless shirt of the season. I probably wouldn’t have if I hadn’t spent the last two days psyching myself up for it – normally it has to be well into the 50s for me to reveal my shoulders outdoors. But once I passed the two mile mark, I was glad I’d trusted my gut.
It’s been twelve hours since I ran this morning, and I’m finally getting around to writing about it. I had a bunch of stuff I wanted to get done today, including a whole lot of cooking. I spent much of today and yesterday cooking up two brand new recipes and I can’t wait to write about them. One is a buffalo chili and one is a sweet potato curry stew, and my freezer is now stocked to the max. If the apocalypse hits, at least I’ll be well-fed. And I’m not sharing. Should’ve cooked your own stockpile. Not my fault you didn’t.
Fourteen. A good number, if numbers can be good, and I think they can be. It’s the age I turned when I received a cassette tape of Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven on Earth as a birthday present. It’s also the number of miles I ran yesterday morning – my longest run to date.
Two days in a row of wet road running, but I’m excited that it seems to be getting warmer out. At least I was until I looked at the forecast for the next 48 hours: 3-5 inches of snow expected Saturday night. Chance of snow: 100%. Chance of me doing my long run Sunday morning: ???%.